Seaside Splendour

A great seaside location, inviting outdoor areas and a high-end build ensure this new home ticks all the boxes for family living. For the owners of this striking Beachlands house it is like being on permanent holiday. Their home opens up to expansive sea views, inviting outdoor living areas and a pool.

Built by Bravo Ltd Builders, the four-bedroom family home is notable for the especially high standard of finish. Director Andy Parker says the home is all about lifestyle – the large, open-plan family living space can be separated from the formal lounge by a glass cavity slider. Both areas open up to decks with overhead aluminium louvres providing shade. Located on the upper level, the master suite is also designed to capture the breath-taking view.

Not surprisingly, low maintenance was a key consideration when it came to choosing materials for the exterior. Products also needed to be able to withstand the coastal conditions and the potentially corrosive effect of salt-laden air.

As a result, the owners chose a mix of Hyde schist stone from the South Island, and PALLISIDE® weatherboards in white, in a Traditional profile for the exterior. This provides shadow lines that help to define the crisp detail of the architecture.

PALLISIDE® never needs painting and is designed to withstand New Zealand’s demanding coastal conditions.

Because the house has a carport, rather than a garage, there was a need for sheltered outdoor storage. Bravo built secret doors into the Traditional white PALLISIDE® cladding at the front of the house. A flush finish ensures they are near-invisible to enhance the seamless aesthetic of the home.